Early STEM Education For Young Children Becomes A Good Investment For Their FutureBy Audri Taylors, UniversityHerald Reporter
Not many people realize how often STEM is actually experienced in their lives. Science is the natural world where everybody lives in, the lands, the oceans, the nature, the animals, and the list just goes on.
Today, it is the technology that makes the biggest influence in people's lives with smart phones, computers, but it still goes back to television, microscopes, radio and many other things.
Engineering represents the roads, buildings, homes and bridges. Then mathematics is encountered at the bank, dealing with family budget, at the malls, and in nearly every aspect of the life of an individual. This is how important STEM is.
More than anyone else, it is the children of today who will be getting the most effects of STEM. STEM can affect their future in so many ways, from their career options to making sound decisions. However, according to Education Week, a survey states that nearly 30 percent of Americans would rather do something else than deal with a Math problem.
This is rather alarming, especially in today's world where people skilled in these fields are needed now more than ever. The best way to start is to invest and foster STEM skills as early as possible in young children.
The sad news is that STEM education does not seem so easy, because of the setbacks and the thoughts of children that they are not good with Math or Science. But according to Idaho State Journal, these are just skills that can be learned, they are not talents. These are skills that can be enhanced, and opportunities await those who are willing to learn and work.
There is no such thing as starting early enough. Investing in early childhood education is what is needed to produce future workers who will be proficient in STEM disciplines. With the competitive global economy, early investment is important to have the workforce that would rather get involved in science, technology, engineering and math.